Toasting To Herstory: Crafted Cocktails Celebrating Women's History Month

Every night in March is ladies night…

Every year, March is designated as Women’s History Month. The annual observance in the US celebrates women’s contributions to history, culture, society and more.

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, Calif.. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. The movement quickly spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week before Congres eventually passed additional resolutions authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. 

Today, the month is celebrated with cultural events, a focus on supporting women owned-businesses, charity concerts and more.

Want to raise a toast this Women’s History Month? During the month of March, mix up some crafted cocktails that pay homage to the trailblazing women who have shaped history.

Femme Fatale Fizz


  • 1.5 oz. CÎROC Limonata
  • 2.0 oz. Lemonade
  • 1.0 oz. Sparkling Wine
  • Top with Club Soda
  • Lemon Wheel and Fresh Mint Garnish

Method: Add all ingredients to a wine glass and gently stir together, then garnish

EmpowerMint Elixir


  • 1.5 oz Buchanan’s 12-Year-Old DeLuxe Blended Scotch Whisky
  • 0.75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 0.75 oz Simple Syrup
  • Club Soda to top
  • 3 Fresh Cucumber Slices for Garnish
  • 3 Fresh Mint Sprigs for Garnish

Method: Combine Buchanan’s 12-Year-Old DeLuxe Whisky, fresh lemon juice and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a wine glass over fresh ice. Fill to top with club soda. Garnish with fresh cucumber slices and mint sprigs.

Bold Blossom Bliss


  • 1.5 oz. CÎROC Passion
  • 1.5 oz. Orange juice
  • 0.25 oz Campari or Cappelletti
  • 1/2 Lemon squeezed
  • 3 oz Club Soda

Method: Add all ingredients into a highball glass filled with ice, gentle stir, and garnish. Garnish with Edible Flowers/Mint

Queen Bee


  • 1.5 oz Aberfeldy 12
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz Honey Syrup
  • Mint Leaves
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash Orange Bitters
  • Top with Prosecco or Sparking Wine
  • Garnish: Mint Sprig and Bee Pollen for Garnish

Method: Add all ingredients to shaking tin, taking care to slap your mint prior to adding it to release its oils. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a coupe and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a mint sprig and bee pollen.